WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted September 19, 2015

Mini savings account

Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it.

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal day! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • mothar1 Sep 20, 2015

    Thank you for the update Vlynn!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 20, 2015

    FlyingUnderTheRadar - Yay! I am so glad you can make it to the swap again this year! I know you will be sporting your Panthers holiday attire. :-)

    debcorr - thank you for posting about the egg availability at Carlie C's!

    vlynn - Good to know about your experience with toner from Combo ink. Maybe I need to try a different retailer than the one I used last time.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Sep 19, 2015

    Thanks so much for the update on the cookie swap...December will get here fast! Got it on the calendar!

    Oh, and GO PANTHERS!!

  • debcorr Sep 19, 2015

    The Carlie C's in Angier had a lot of eggs at 1:00pm.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 19, 2015

    I forgot about the egg sale at CarlieC. Glad I didn't make the trip for nothing. BJluckeey, sorry it didn't work out for you. Running out by noon is not acceptable and bordering on false advertising IMHO.

    Vlynn, it sounds like you were successful with your quest!

    Did anyone dress up for Krispy Kreme today? I had to get up really early for a no-show appointment, and after waiting a good part of the day, didn't feel like taking the ride. I might just use the coupon from the paper recently or maybe the football guys will win.

  • vlynn Sep 19, 2015

    Update on my attempt to save money on printing by using a re manufactured toner cartridge for a brother laser printer that uses tn-450 cartridges. These are the longer lasting ones that are supposed to print 2600 or so pages. After seeing that the cheapest brother cartridge I could get was around $50, I decided to try the lower cost route. After some research from the blog here and other places, I ordered a tn-450 from Combo ink. It took about 10 days to arrive. When I opened it up, I was surprised to find something a lot smaller than the brother one in my computer. Apparently, there are 2 parts, a drum and a toner pkg. What I received was just the toner pkg. I opened my printer and took out what I thought was the cartridge, but what was really 2 pieces snapped together (a toner part and a drum part) I had to take it apart and put the new toner pkg I received inside after shaking it. Then put it in the printer. I printed a test page and it looks fine.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 19, 2015

    bjluckeey - they would not give you a rain check for the egg sale and they were out by noon?? I am so sorry! The ad did say "while supplies last" but they clearly did not have enough supplies.

  • bjluckeey Sep 19, 2015

    I stopped at Carlee C in Garner at 12 o'clock no egg no rain checks .

  • Nanny113 Sep 19, 2015

    Fresh Market has fresh wild cot salmon for $6.99/lb - today (Saturday) only.

  • moo Sep 19, 2015

    I just got finished shopping at two kids consignment sales and all my kids are covered (between hand me downs and consignment pieces) for a little less than $150! Great deals but I think kids every wear is the only sale that continues past today. I got a winter coat and boots so hoping for a big snow!